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Job Title:  Program & Events Coordinator

Civil Service Position & Classification:  Library Technician (Part Time); Non-competitive

Reports To: Library Director

Pay: $14.50/hour

Hours: Up to 29 hours/week

General Statement of Duties:

In support of the mission and vision of the Hamilton Public Library, the Program & Events Coordinator
champions customer service, develops and maintains strong community connections, and upholds our role as a vital and highly visible community center.

The Program & Events Coordinator is responsible for assuring the integrity of public service provided by the Library through the development, marketing, and presentation of engaging, high-quality programs, and equitable access to arts and enrichment opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Building on a tradition of excellence in community event offerings and art exhibitions, the Program & Events Coordinator works hard to provide a wide-range of contemporary Library programs to engage and inspire our diverse and evolving community.

Duties include but are not limited to:

– Work with the Library Director to develop long-range planning projections for Library programs and special events for children, families, teens, and adults
– Acts as a liaison between the Library and various community partners
– Collaborate with other libraries and community partners to provide a wealth of resources and enrichment opportunities, while building strength of community
– Develop marketing materials and press releases to advertise Library programs and events. Regularly submit and distribute these print and digital messages and advertisements throughout the area.
– Develop, host, and lead engaging, high-quality programs for patrons of all ages
– Work to include and involve youth in productive decision-making and ownership of Library spaces, materials, and programs when appropriate
– Understand, recommend, and promote Library services, resources, and collections
– Evaluate, select, and purchase program materials within a set budget
– Evaluate, select, and contract with event performers, educators, artists, authors, etc. within a set budget
– Provide direction and guidance to volunteers at programs and events
– Maintain statistics and position-related record-keeping
– Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

– Energetic, creative, and passionate; loves to explore new ideas
– Strong customer service skills
– Enthusiasm for working with patrons of all ages
– Demonstrates experience working with children, teens, and adults in professional or volunteer settings
– Dedicated to building strong community partnerships
– Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships that are cooperative, courteous, and productive with the public, peers, volunteers, and supervisors
– Working knowledge of computers and desktop publishing
– Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
– Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects for successful completion
– Understanding of conventional child safety concerns, protection, and prevention methods. Must be able to pass a background check

Desirable Knowledge and Abilities:

-Good knowledge of layout, descriptions, and designs for engaging marketing materials
– Working knowledge of trends in Library programs and events
– Working knowledge of popular literature for children, teens, and adults
– Working knowledge of a variety of current general interests for local children, teens, and adults

Minimum Qualifications as Specified by Civil Service – Either of the following:

(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or business school with an Associate’s degree; OR
(B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of clerical experience; one (1) year of which must be Library clerical experience; OR
(C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above

NOTE: verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements

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